“ ThinkPad T43p 2668 - Pentium M 770 / 2.13 GHz - Centrino - RAM 1 GB - HDD 60 GB - CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - Mobility FireGL V3200 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g - TPM - fingerprint reader - Win XP Pro - 15" TFT 1600 x 1200 ( UXGA ) „
I was not intially impressed with my Lenovo T43p; it was not as shiny, the screen was not as bright, and it was not as powerful as my friends new laptop's. It looks more like a bulky laptop from a decade ago.
However... battery life was good. After 3 years it needs replacement, but it often lasted 3-4 hours when the laptop was new. It is powerful with the 2.13ghz CPU and I added extra RAM (now 2GB) to keep it up-to-date. I never have any performance issues, running XP and a multitude of applicaitons is no sweat. It is always responsive and fast. The build quality is solid, I can't count how many times this has been knocked off the table yet it is it still firm. The hard disk once popped out, requiring a rebuild of the machine as it was corrupted, but it has never missed a beat since. Graphics are great with it's dedicated video card - I play some recent games with good results. The screen quality is good with a high 1450x900 resolution, and the hinges are titanium so it can take alot of abuse.
It has a good list of features and provided software; my favourite is the finger-print recognition which works remarkably well. It still holds it's own with performance after 3 years (it cost £600 new), my only issue with reliability (and losing it a star) is the DVD drive which now only reads CD's. I have been told this can be a common fault with this line. While many of my friends laptops have died, my trusty IBM lives on.
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The Computrace Complete (by Absolute Software Inc) BIOS-based agent on T43 series is a PC tracking and loss control solution to help monitor asset locations, protect valuable corporate data and attempt to recover PCs if they are stolen.
Flexible optical and storage solutions available in ThinkPad notebooks include an integrated, easy-loading modular bay for fast swapping of optional Ultrabay optical and storage devices. Ultrabay optical and storage device options let you tailor your ThinkPad notebook to meet your computing needs. The Ultrabay Slim, available on ThinkPad T43 series, enhances portability by supporting lighter, thinner 9.5mm device options, including the ThinkPad Multi-Burner Ultrabay Slim Drive.